A DECISION is expected shortly over a bid for a second drive-through fast-food restaurant at a busy roundabout in Bradford.

Franchisee group QFM, which was behind the opening of a KFC at the junction of Odsal Road and Halifax Road last year, wants to build a Taco Bell on an unused portion of land at the back of the site.

Documents lodged with the application suggest the Taco Bell, which would be the first drive-through for the brand in West Yorkshire, would create 12 full-time equivalent jobs.

In addition the company has applied for an alcohol licence and to be allowed to play films from 10am to 11pm seven days a week, and to be allowed to serve food until 11.30pm.

So far no objections have been received about the licensing bid, with just under a week to go until the deadline for representations.

A decision is also due on the planning application, which has attracted three public representations, two against and one for.

Complaints include concerns over noise and light pollution as well as the issue of litter and vermin.

The supporter believes the development will be a much-needed boost to the local economy.

The KFC development was initially turned down by Bradford Council's planning committee amid concerns that the business would lead to dangerous traffic conditions as the site was so near the busy roundabout.

It was later successful in getting council planners' decision to refuse permission overturned after an appeal.

When the latest Taco Bell application was lodged, ward councillor David Green said residents and councillors would need “reassurances” over the latest venture.

He told the Telegraph & Argus: “I think another drive-through takeaway, particularly one that is closer to houses in the area, is a cause for concern, given the current experiences of people living nearby.”